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Fronalchen Caravan Park: Stunning views of Cadair Idris

General

  • Scenic back-to-basics site in Snowdonia National Park
  • A 20-minute drive from beaches at Barmouth and Fairbourne
  • Famed Mach Loop within 10-minute drive; Portmeirion Gardens within 40

How does a spacious, back-to-basics site sound? How about if it were inside a spectacular national park, with stunning views of the mountains? If you answered ‘pretty fab, ta very much’, get motors running all the way to Fronalchen Caravan Park, a family-friendly site five minutes’ drive from Dolgellau in Gwynedd.

Ramblers, hikers, bikers and riders are well served hereabouts, as the site’s in Snowdonia National Park: Torrent Walk (a four-mile circular route along the River Clywedog gorge) starts less than five minutes away and the mountain biking tracks of Coed-y-Brenin are within half an hour. It's about 20 minutes from here to pony trekking excursions too... surely one of the most photogenic ways to venture around Snowdonia...?

If this all sounds a tad too hectic, ta very much, slow things down a notch with a lazy beach day. There are lengthy sandy stretches in Fairbourne and Barmouth (both 20 minutes from base), where hitting the waves on a surfboard or signing up for a fishing trip are highly recommended.

Fancy a few zero-fuss days instead? Retreat back to base, where there’s little to distract from gorgeous views of Cadair Idris (hikes start around 40 minutes away) and the mountains around it, and there’s lots of room for kickabouts, dog walks, cosy campfires by the riverbank and leisurely barbecues.

Please note

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.

Group bookings of 6 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

If making a fire, the fuel, logs and coal have to be purchased on site.

Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.

A cable measuring at least 20 metres is needed for the electric hook-ups.

There are no bins onsite: all rubbish will need to be taken home with you.

Reception is unmanned after 9 p.m.. Please inform the site while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.

Minimum spacing of 2 metres between pitches.

Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.


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Overall rating based on 471 reviews

 

93% would recommend this site to a friend.

92% would stay here again.

  69% described as Spectacular scenery ?

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Fabulous07/23/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Everything. Tent pitch by the river is a great position. Stunning location. Fish in the river, visiting swallows and bats - just fabulous to be this close to nature. Showers and facilities good. The owners visited daily to make sure all was ok. Can't fault the place. As an added bonus, not much phone or Internet reception so I didn't get hassled from work......

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Clean, friendly staff, great location07/21/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCristina v.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
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    Lovely spot away from roads, perfect for pitching a tent surrounded by nature, river next to the camp site, showers, running water, fire and bbq allowed, and 5 min drive to a gas station if you need a quick shop. Very friendly and helpfull staff, will definetly stay at this campsite again.

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Great place if you want to travel into barmouth or surrounding area.07/21/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRobert J.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
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    Well set out and plenty of space
    The fact you can buy wood for camp and they even loaned us a fire bucket
    Toilets and shower block kept realy clean

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Lovely site only stayed a night as stop over point07/20/2021

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomnicola l.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass touring pitch
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    Lovely site only stayed a night as stop over point

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Loved the tranquility, the views and friendly staff07/20/2021

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  • Electric grass touring pitch
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    We loved the tranquility, the views and the friendly, laid back attitude of the management. We spent a quiet week undisturbed by fellow campers, we never had to queue for a shower or bathroom. We were in stunning scenery within easy reach of beaches and mountains and we couldn't have been happier with out stay.

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Friendly and helpful staff, good facilities, great location for beach07/20/2021

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peaceful and wonderful scenery07/20/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomEmma F.Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
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    peaceful and wonderful scenery

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    bit of a free for all on pitches/allocation and electric hook up powered by generator - we eventually got used to the noise, wouldn't put us off coming again

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lovely site, great for kids07/20/2021

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomlouise b.Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent pitch
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    lovely open field for the kids to run around
    clean toilets and showers

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Would come again. Level pitches, clean facilities. Friendly staff.07/19/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSarah T.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Views, nearby stream great to a soak to cool down! As weather was very hot. Clean facilities. Great views. Quiet site.

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Lovely site, friendly staff, stunning location07/19/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomIan Q.Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent pitch
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    We were fortunate enough to have glorious weather, but the site was superb with very friendly staff and stunning scenery all around. You can have your own camp fires if your sensible and you can get a fire pit and wood from the reception office. They encourage recycling which is great in my book, toilets and showers are free, drinking water and portaloos around the camp field. Yes its a back to basics camping field with electric hook ups if you need one. I loved its friendly welcome and atmosphere. The river runs along one side and there is a lovely deep pool near the road you turn in under the iron bridge, ice cold and crystal clear but beautiful.
    I will certainly be going again at some point for sure.

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Forest

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Pop-up campsite

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

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  • Fronalchen, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, Wales, LL40 2AD
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 52.7517°N 3.8520°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Dolgellau: Eldon Square Coach Stop — 1.6 miles
Barmouth: Jubilee Rd Coach Stop — 8.8 miles
Bala: High Street Coach Stop — 15.3 miles
Train stations
Morfa Mawddach Rail Station — 8.2 miles
Barmouth Rail Station — 8.8 miles
Fairbourne Rail Station — 9.1 miles
Ferry ports
Porth Penrhyn Ferry Landing — 8.6 miles
Barmouth Ferry Landing — 8.7 miles
Airports
Anglesey Airport — 44.9 miles

Directions


Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Guests with one foot in the past will find plenty nearby to keep them entertained. Start by poking around the ruins of Cymer Abbey, 10 minutes’ drive away, before diving into ancient Welsh legend beneath the earth in King Arthur’s Labyrinth, chugging along tracks on more than one heritage narrow gauge railway, and exploring the spectacularly sited Harlech Castle, all within 45 minutes of base.

Prefer the wind in your hair? Pick up speed on the ziplines at Zip World Slate Caverns and on the downhill biking trails at Antur Stiniog, both about 40 minutes away, or stick closer to home (10 minutes) to keep eyes peeled for low-flying jets at the famed Mach Loop.

Outdoorsy types may want to travel the 20 minutes to Cregennan Lakes instead, where there are lots of trails to traipse along, as well as two lakes for trout fishing. Not your bag? The subtropical Portmeirion Gardens 40 minutes away are an absolute must for budding horticulturalists – be sure to explore this ‘Gwyltt’ (Welsh for wildwood) thoroughly, as there are secret gardens, a derelict castle and even a graveyard to root out.

Must see

  • MOMA Wales - Y Tabernacl (11.1 miles)
  • CADW - Harlech Castle (13.0 miles)
  • Portmeirion Gardens (15.2 miles)

National Trust

  • Ty^ Mawr Wybrnant (20.8 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  noon
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.

Fronalchen Caravan Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

Bookings cannot be amended within 2 day(s) of arrival.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Fronalchen Caravan Park will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Fronalchen Caravan Park have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Fronalchen Caravan Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Fronalchen Caravan Park? Guests with one foot in the past will find plenty nearby to keep them entertained. Start by poking around the ruins of Cymer Abbey, 10 minutes’ drive away, before diving into ancient … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Fronalchen Caravan Park?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  noon
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Fronalchen Caravan Park? From €23.38 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Pitches
A cable measuring at least 20 metres is needed for the electric hook-ups.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 2 day(s) of arrival.
Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

General
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 6 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

Safety
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
If making a fire, the fuel, logs and coal have to be purchased on site.

General
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.

Coronavirus
Minimum spacing of 2 metres between pitches.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between midnight and 6 a.m..

General
Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.
Quiet hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.

Reception
Reception is open from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. between 01/06 and 30/09.
Reception is unmanned after 9 p.m.. Please inform the site while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.

General
The fishing lakes are stocked with Trout.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Coronavirus
There are no bins onsite: all rubbish will need to be taken home with you.

General
The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

Admission
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Visitors
Visitors must leave the premises by 9 p.m..
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

General
You'll need an Environment Agency rod licence (you'll need to apply for this beforehand).

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